writing

Steal This Quote: Jack Kerouac

By |June 21st, 2015|

The only people for me are the mad ones,
the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk,
mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time.
– Jack Kerouac, American poet and novelist

Steal This Quote: Joyce Carol Oates

By |May 11th, 2015|

Novels begin, not on the page, but in meditation and day-dreaming — in thinking, not writing.

– Joyce Carol Oates, American novelist and short story writer

Steal This Quote: Junot Diaz

By |April 13th, 2015|

The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art
tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.
– Junot Diaz, American author and Pulitzer prize-winner for fiction

Why Art?

By |March 30th, 2015|

Last fall I wrote a post titled “Why I Write.” It’s one of the few entries I’ve written here on my blog where I really talk about the woman behind the keyboard. In it, I recognize that all artists have different motivations that pull at […]

Steal This Quote: Dr. Seuss

By |March 18th, 2015|

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
– Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss), American writer and cartoonist

Local #BlackPoetsSpeakOut on #BlackLivesMatter

By |January 3rd, 2015|

In my last post of 2014, I lamented about not taking in any poetry jams or readings throughout the year? Well, someone must have nudged Calliope to spare me the fate of missing out on Indy’s burgeoning wordsmith scene for a full year. Because lo […]

Steal This Quote: Anais Nin

By |January 1st, 2015|

We write to taste life twice,
in the moment and in retrospect
– Anaïs Nin, French-born Cuban novelist and short story writer

 

What To Expect In The New Year

By |December 22nd, 2014|

I’ve promised new changes at Incandescere over the past year, and I think some of you have eyed me with dubious glances across the interweb, wondering “So where’s the change, Candace?” Well, have no fear, I’m not backing out of my “campaign promise.” I’m simply […]

That Time I Said I Would Revamp My Website

By |August 11th, 2014|

Hi ladies and gents! It’s been a long time since my last entry. Four-and-a-half months to be somewhat specific. I won’t apologize for my absence because life’s too long and excruciating for that. 🙂 But for those of you still checking in, I will tell […]

My Next 100 Posts

By |November 24th, 2013|

I’ve started this blog entry so many times in the last week. Why? I’m anxious to mark not only the 100th post on my Lambent Letter blog, but I’m also excited to celebrate the 4 year anniversary of my website, Incandescere.

Still, I was nervous. What […]